Microsoft employee arrested for alleged hacking


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Microsoft employee arrested for alleged hacking
Seattle Post-Intelligencer |
"A Kirkland man arrested last week on allegations that he stole proprietary technology from the AltaVista search engine two years ago is a Microsoft Corp. employee who has been working on the Redmond company's MSN Search initiative. Federal authorities allege that Laurent Chavet, a former AltaVista employee, illegally accessed the California company's computer system in March 2002 and June 2002, after he left AltaVista and well before he went to work for Microsoft. Chavet, then living in California, copied to his home computer source code that was used by AltaVista 'to perform the function of scouring the World Wide Web,' according to an FBI affidavit... Chavet told investigators that he worked on the AltaVista source code while at the company and logged into the AltaVista system after leaving because he 'was "curious" about the evolution of the source code after his departure.'" [Were you also by any chance curious about life inside America's federal penitentiaries?]


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